Being that I am now an old fart, I do serious, adult things most of the time.
But sometimes, I just can't help being silly and fun. This latest mood was inspired by a nail art by Beauty by Suzi, though I didn't find her tutorial until *after* I was done. I just found a pix someone had Pinned of the final mani.
I started with this cute sheer glitter from Sally Hansen, Pink-Grape Fruit. I really hoped it would be more pigmented, but it'll be a cute topper to add some pink shimmer to another color.
For the hippo's face, I used Sally Hansen Salon Please Sea Me. Also a little more sheer than I thought, but otherwise the formula was great. This line has some of my fave drugstore formulas.
The hippo's nose was more trouble than it should have been, because of the polish I chose. LynBDesigns Sacre Blurple is a beautiful blurple jelly, but the formula was goopy and sticky. I hope some thinner will help!
A dotting tool was helpful for making the ears and the nostrils.
A little white for the eyes and teeth, and black dots for the pupils, and there's the face! Way too cute!
When polishes get goopy, details are hard to keep clean, so there were some mistakes. I keep thinking I should start using acrylics for these things, but I've yet to make the jump. These macro pix are hell on mistakes, but I couldn't see them in Real Life.
I played, "Hungry, Hungry Hippo" on my husband's arm. I am a serious, mature adult.
Bottle shot: Sally Hansen Come Sea Me, LynBDesigns Sacre Blurple, and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and Black Onyx. Apparently, I forgot Sally Hansen Pink-Grape Fruit. Oops.
It's fun to explore your silly side! You are only as old as you feel. What's the silliest mani you've done?